8 Day Tour Package Through Central Iranian Deserts


Tour Code: CA08BPZ05

Tour Highlights

Yazd Sightseeing
Taft Sightseeing
Chak Chak and Kharanagh
Mesr and Farahzad Village
Oprt Village and Camp
Tour Extra Information
Tour Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned 4WD with driver guide
8 nights in Eco-lodge or Guesthouse in a shared double/twin room
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast/ L=lunch/ D=dinner)
Full Safety briefing and all safety equipment
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Personal accident insurance
Tour Exclusions
Travel Insurance
Entrance Fee
Any international & Domestic air tickets
Tips and porter charges
Any other services not specified above

Starting point: Yazd's Airport
Destination: Yazd, Taft, Ardakan, Jandaq, Damqan, Semnan, Tehran
Departure time: Depends on the arrival's time
Hotel pickups commence approximately 10 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Duration: 8-Day
Return details: Tehran Hotels or Airport



Day 1 

We meet you at Yazd Airport or Yazd Hotels and then start visiting sightseeing in Yazd. Welcome to Jame mosque, soaring above the old city, this magnificent building is graced with a tiled entrance portal (one of the tallest in Iran), flanked by two 48m-high minarets and adorned with inscriptions from the 15th century. The exquisite mosaics on the dome and mihrab, and the tiles above the main western entrance to the courtyard are masterpieces of calligraphy, evoking sacred names in infinitely complex patterns. Yazd is famous for its qanats (underground aqueducts) and this museum, one of the best of its kind, is devoted to the brave men who built them. Located in a restored mansion with a visible qanat running underneath, the museum offers, through a series of photographs, exhibits and architectural drawings, a fascinating glimpse into the hidden world of waterways that have allowed life to flourish in the desert. The stunning three-storey facade of Amir Chakhmaq Complex is one of the largest such structures in Iran. The rows of perfectly proportioned sunken alcoves are at their best and most photogenic in late afternoon, when the copper-coloured sunlight is captured within each alcove and the towering exterior appears to glow against the darkening sky. New two-storey arcades hem the pedestrianised square and illuminated fountains lend an attractive foreground to the splendid vista at night. Only the 1st floor of the structure is accessible. Fahadan is the most important historic district of Yazd. This project comprises the adaptive reuse of a number of historic houses to create a hotel complex, both to facilitate tourism and to educate visitors about the domestic culture of Persia. An important characteristic of the original urban fabric is the unique relationship between the individual dwellings and their entries. One group of houses is centred on a ‘darband’, a semi-private route through the buildings, while another group leads from a ‘hashti’ or enclosed space. The sequential hierarchy that these routes dictated has informed the decision making regarding new functions. In the city of Yazd, burns a mighty flame. An Atash Behram (Fire of Victory) to be exact. Contained within the Zoroastrian Fire Temple is a flame said to be burning for over 1,500 years- since around 470 A.D. And not just any flame, but the highest grade of fire that can be placed inside the temple of the Zoroastrian faith- drawing its sources from 16 various types of fire, including fire from lightning as well as a cremation pyre. Two hilltop towers overlook the Yazd, their simple cylindrical walls giving no indication of the gruesome scenes that once took place within them. The structures are known as dakhma, or towers of silence. The Zoroastrians of Yazd used these places as open burial pits, placing their deceased relatives in rows so their bodies would be feasted upon by birds of prey. Overnight in Yazd.

Day 2
Have a visit to Taft. In the 15th century, Taft was known for its pleasant climate, water, pomegranates, and grapes. Taft was home to Sufi poet Shah Nimatullah Wali in the 15th century. Following the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1906, a rebellion broke out in Taft, led by Mohammad Bana, who with his armed bandits briefly took over the government seat in Yazd. The rebellion was crushed in 1911 and Bana fled back to Taft. Overnight in Yazd.

Day 3
Drive to Chack Chack and Kharanaq and have a visit. The Pir-e-Sabz fire temple forms the main focus of interest at Chak Chak. Source of the drops of water after which this pilgrimage site is named, the temple is reached via 230 steps and it is worth making the ascent to appreciate the isolation that marks this spot. The entrance of the cave, where an eternal flame is kept alight, is decorated with a brass door embossed with the likeness of Zoroaster. The whole site is off limits during the annual festival in June. The all-but-deserted mud-brick village of Kharanaq (Kharanagh) is crumbling back into the valley out of which it emerged over 1000 years ago. What remains in this ghost town, 70km north of Yazd, is a Qajar-era mosque, a cylindrical 17th-century shaking minaret and a caravanserai (closed at the time of research), near the entrance of the village. Although these structures have been restored, many of the surrounding buildings are in various states of ruin so it's helpful to have a guide who can navigate a safe pathway to the highlights. Overnight in Yazd.

Day 4
Drive from Kharanaq towards Bayazeh. Bayazeh had been known as the cultural and scientific center of this part of the desert. Many greats and scientists have lived there. An ancient old castle (remaining from the Sasanian empire or before), mosques, houses, covered narrow alleys, and a qanat, are sites that attract tourists. Overnight in Bayazeh.

Day 5
Have a visit to the Jandaq sightseeing and Mesr desert. What do you recall when you hear “Mesr”? The Arabic name of Egypt, a country in North Africa? Nile River, Pyramids, Sphinx, and Pharaohs? You are right. But you would be surprised to know, there’s another Mesr too, but thousands of kilometers away from current Egypt, and tens of kilometers away from any crowded city. A small island in the sand, somewhere in the heart of Iran’s central desert, Mesr is the name of an Iranian village in Khur and Biabanak county, close to the city of Naein which is famous for agricultural production in the area. Overnight in Mesr Village.

Day 6

Drive from Mesr to Kashan (473km).

Kashan is one of the most important cities in center of Iran. We can visit fin garden and Ameriha house in this city. Overnight in Kashan.

Day 7

You have free time until lunch to visit Kashan such as bazaar or Brojerdiha House. After having lunch, we'll drive to Tehran (310km). Overnight in Tehran.

Day 8
It's last day and after having breakfast, we transfer to the Imam Khomeini Intl. Airport.

Please note 
Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, Operational logistics and accessibility. 

There is a chance to change the itinerary as you desire, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Booking Info
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8 Days
Package Type: Single
Price (per person): 1,432 $
Package Type: Double
Price (per person): 790 $
Package Type: Triple
Price (per person): 612 $

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EasyGoIran Iran Cultural Heritage Authorization and Qualification
Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran
EasyGoIran Iranian Tour Association Authorization and Qualification
Iranian Tour Operators Association
EasyGoIran Iran E-Tourism Authorization and Qualification Iranian E-Tourism Association
EasyGoIran Iran Chamber of commerce Authorization and Qualification
Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture
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